eHealth in the support of people with mild intellectual disability in daily life: A systematic review

C. E. M. Oudshoorn-Smit*, N. Frielink, S. Nijs, P. J. C. M. Embregts

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Background: 

eHealth has recently made rapid progress in care, support and treatment. However, studies on the use of eHealth to support people with a mild intellectual disability in daily life are limited. A systematic review was conducted to provide an overview of this use of eHealth. 

Methods: 

Seven databases were searched for relevant studies and assessed according to the PRISMA guidelines. Descriptive analyses were deployed using the Matching Person to Technology model to evaluate the key areas contributing to successful eHealth use. 

Results: 

Most of the 46 studies included were small-scale case studies and focused on using eHealth to acquire daily living skills and vocational skills. In addition, several studies focused on eHealth use for self-support in daily living, and three studies focused on remote professional support. 

Conclusions: 

eHealth offers opportunities to support people with mild intellectual disability in various different contexts of daily life. Scientific research on this topic is in its early stage, and further high-quality research is needed.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 2020

Keywords

  • ACTIVITY SCHEDULES
  • ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY
  • AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER
  • DAILY LIVING SKILLS
  • DEVELOPMENTAL-DISABILITIES
  • MENTAL-RETARDATION
  • MOBILE TECHNOLOGY
  • PURCHASING SKILLS
  • TECHNOLOGY USE
  • VIDEO INSTRUCTION
  • eHealth
  • intellectual disability
  • support
  • systematic review
  • technology

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